Planning

Disney planning tips, tricks, and advice.

First Time at Kidani Village

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January 3, 2013
Welcome to our room at Kidani Village!

In a previous article I mentioned my goal of staying in all of the Walt Disney World resorts.  I thought I’d made a pretty good dent in the list of 28 available accommodations, but it appears that I’ve only managed to stay in 11 of them.  Wow!  That’s less than half.  I may never...
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Tempting Toddler Tummies: The Table Service Edition

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December 28, 2012
She isn't too sure about her first encounter with Donald!

Are you planning to go to Disney World and have teeny, tiny, toddler taste buds to tempt and want to take advantage of your dining plan? Sometimes, your best bet may be a buffet, but weird things can happen when one parent leaves the other alone with the children to fix plates.  (Example: Emergency...
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An Open Letter To Bob Iger

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December 21, 2012
An Open Letter To Bob Iger

Dear Mr. Iger, The week leading up to our next Disney vacation is always filled with excitement and anticipation of us once again exploring the magic. We look forward to our favorite attractions as well as new experiences throughout Disney property. This year was a little different as the excitement and anticipation turned to...
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Stroller Strategies

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December 14, 2012
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If you are like me, spending time deciding which stroller is your best option to take on vacation can be a little stressful.  Over the past three years of traveling with small children, strollers have become a very necessary evil.  To date, we’ve gone to Disney World with a travel system stroller, an umbrella stroller, and...
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Taking in the Landscape of Flavors!

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December 12, 2012
Taking in the Landscape of Flavors!

Ever since Art of Animation opened this summer, I’ve been dying to try their food court “Landscape of Flavors”! It opened to great reviews and is similar in many ways to one of my favorite places, Sunshine Seasons over in Epcot! The offerings here are more than just your basic burger & fries, most...
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Review: Strategies for Paying for Disney

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December 10, 2012
Review: Strategies for Paying for Disney

newbie . Noun – a newcomer or novice. -Dictionary.com Twelve years ago, I was a Disney financial newbie. It was our familymoon, the second half of our honeymoon where we met up with my then pre-teen stepson and went to Disney World to celebrate becoming a new family. We decided to stay at the...
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Ten Walt Disney World Holiday Traditions You Don’t Want to Miss

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December 8, 2012
Ten Walt Disney World Holiday Traditions You Don’t Want to Miss

The holiday season at Walt Disney World may be the most magical time of the year. Just after Halloween the parks are transformed into winter wonderlands with fantastic decorations and spectacular shows. From gingerbread cupcakes to trumpeting toy soldiers marching in parades to life-sized decorations on enormous Christmas trees, Disney takes your holiday to...
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Cancelling? There’s no Cancelling in Disney!

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December 5, 2012
Cancelling? There’s no Cancelling in Disney!

  Hello, Disney friends! I’ve got some good news and some bad news; which do you want first? Okay, first the good news: after three months of being out of work and looking for a job, I have finally landed an exciting new position. It’s a full-time job as opposed to part-time, so that...
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Disneyland Candy Canes: A Highly Coveted Treat!

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November 29, 2012
Disneyland Candy Canes:  A Highly Coveted Treat!

  Last Christmastime I was watching the TV Food Network.  I happened to catch a show called “Guy’s Disney Holiday”.  In the show Guy Fieri had segments on all the holiday happenings going on at the Disney Parks.  One particular segment stuck with me and I have put it on my Disney Bucket List. ...
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Thoughts On Starbucks Coming To Magic Kingdom & Epcot

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November 28, 2012
Thoughts On Starbucks Coming To Magic Kingdom & Epcot

Big news out of Walt Disney World this week, with the confirmation of Starbucks being put in the Magic Kingdom and Epcot! Disney has announced that Starbucks locations will be opening in Summer 2013 where the Main Street Bakery and Fountainview Cafe currently are, and this has sparked quite the firestorm of discussion in...
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